Immediately after the General Elections and formation of the new government at centre, Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations has sent a letter congratulating the new Communications Minister, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, on 26th May 2014 along with a request for a meeting to discuss about the most important issues on the Revival of BSNL along with one or two staff issues. It is almost one and half months since the letter was given.
We know that the Minister will be very busy with three important portfolios like Communications, IT and Law. We understand that the Parliament was is session in between and now also the Parliament is in session. It is very difficult for a Central Minister to find time.
But in between he had met the private telecom companies, met the BSNL Management a few times and also many stake holders. We feel that the 2.5 lakh employees are also important stakeholders of the BSNL and their unions also should be taken in to confidence and they should be given opportunity to meet the Minister. This is only but just and fair.
When the office of the Minister was contacted in person twice, it was stated that the Minister has got the Forum Memorandum and the minister will meet. But so far it has not been arranged.
We feel the Minister should meet the Forum leaders at the earliest, finding some time between his busy schedule.